I have always loved dressing up since I was a child and come to think of it, my mom was endlessly doing laundry since I’d go through multiple outfits a day. Not only was I a fashionista in the making, but I was an indecisive one at that! As an adult, I still go through indecision from time to time of what to wear, even when my closet was overflowing with clothes. “How do I have so many clothes but nothing to wear?” Mind boggling as it may sound, that thought had crossed my mind countless of times. It hardly crosses my mind anymore since my wardrobe has drastically sized down after adopting a 6 month rule.
Purging Wardrobe Clutter
If I haven’t worn something within 6 months (this doesn’t apply to out of season clothing), it’s unlikely that I ever will, and off it goes into a box to take to a local shelter or Goodwill! I’ll admit that it was hard at first, because it was like pouring money down a bottomless sinkhole. Once it was gone, it was gone. Irretrievable. The truth was that I had invested my money in clothing that was not just underused but mostly on-trend, yet ill-fitting, lacked quality, or both. Life is too short to settle and wear clothing that you really don’t like out of guilt. It’s also hard to feel beautiful and confident in something that doesn’t reflect you. I developed a love for vintage and vintage-esque clothing as a teenager. I’m nearing my 30s and that love is stronger than ever. That is me. That is what I like. That is what I LOVE!
Customizable Vintage Style Dresses
Meet Azazie. Their mission is to reinvent the way you shop for bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns, and special occasion dresses. The bridal market is over-saturated with overpriced, off-the-rack selections. Similar to eShakti, each piece at Azazie can be made to fit your measurements at no additional cost.
They also adopt the same philosophy as eShakti since they believe women of all sizes deserve to feel comfortable and beautiful in high quality clothing at an affordable price. Their prices range from $99 – $499.99. With a primary focus on vintage style, their dresses are offered in over 170 styles and 36 customizable colors. Their simple and easy to use at-home measurement guide will ensure the perfect fit, regardless of your size!
During my trip to New Orleans over the summer, I had to stop at Trashy Diva at both locations (French Quarter and Magazine Street) since I had been feverishly swooning Candice Gwinn’s vintage-inspired clothing line for ages. I felt like a kid at a toy store, because I wanted them all! Particularly, the “Honey” Dress ($163 – $187), alas, I didn’t buy it since I knew I’d be compelled to buy at least five. I did buy two other dresses that were not only beautiful, but they were marked down at a noteworthy price!
How to Dress Up for Holiday Parties
When I first saw Azazie’s Amber Dress ($99), it immediately made me think of the Trashy Diva “Honey” Dress since it was constructed in a similar manner, from the A-line/princess cut and sweetheart neckline to the satiny fabric. Out of all of the beautiful dresses that Azazia offers, I had to have this one! Azazia generously sent two dresses in the colors of my choice: burgundy and emerald. Although these colors can be worn during any season, I couldn’t think of anything more festive, chic, and timeless in those particular colors.
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A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. – Sophia Loren
I love that dress! I am all about the vintage feel right now and that dress is perfect. Off to see what else I can find at Azazie.
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You are GORGEOUS. You look stunning in that dress.
Thank you so much! 🙂
This dress looks beautiful. You look good in it too. It definitely flatters you. It’s definitely a perfect dress for the holiday season.
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Thank you! 🙂
You are way too cute!! I love that dress on you, looks so pretty and is so beautiful! I need a good holiday dress. Maybe I will check them out!
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Thank you (you’re so sweet!), and I’m sure you’d find something from their store. They have such of a vast, beautiful selection! 🙂
You look beautiful in that dress. I would have picked something similar for the holidays. Normally I wouldn’t wear something satin-y, but it just feels right at Christmas time.
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Thank you, and I’m usually not much of a fan of satin either, but I love these dresses. 🙂
That is a beautiful dress for the holidays. I should definitely try to dress up this year.
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Like most guys, I pretty much wear the same 2 pairs of jeans and 5 shirts. But I do love when people pick up all sorts of vintage clothes. Maybe I’ll get myself a nice purple suit!
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I love this dress! It looks amazing on you! 170 styles and 36 colors is quite a selection.
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Thank you, and yes, they do have quite of a selection. 🙂
That dress is gorgeous. You look lovely in it. Nice colors too. Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you! 🙂
I love the dresses you’ve chosen! I threw a Christmas party this past weekend and no one came dressed up, more like casual, boarding on business casual – it was quite disappointing but I didn’t specify either in the invitation. It’s times like that I wish we did live in the 50s where women wore dresses and looked beautiful instead of showing up in gym shorts (seriously one of them did that). Class is what your dresses exude, classical class. Love it!
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BEAUTIFUL dress!! The color is perfect for the holiday season, too!
Beautiful dress and it looks great on you. Perfect for the holidays, too.
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I too have been on a vintage kick lately! Love the dress it looks absolutely stunning on you!
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What a beautiful dress! Great for the holiday’s events.
Absolutely stunning. I love that heavy satin, and it looks perfect on you.
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Gorgeous. I’m going to ask my husband to buy me something from there for my birthday! (I mean I’ll pick it out, lol, just make him pay for it, ha ha!)
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That dress is beautiful! It looks wonderful on you!
Nothing is as good as clothes that fit you well. Love that this company has gone the vintage route in styles.
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LOVE the ridging on the top. Classy and elegant. You look amazing.
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You are just simply adorable! I love that dress and I think it looks really great on you.
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You look stunning! The dress is very flattering on you, but you look great in everything I’ve seen you wear (in the pics you share on your blog)! 🙂
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Great holiday style. I love the classic look of these dresses.
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I am a fan of vintage timeless looks and enjoy expressing that in my fashion style every now and then. You definitely can’t go wrong with a custom piece that is actually designed specifically for you!
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